The Light Years

Premiered at Playwrights Horizons

February 17, 2017 - April 2, 2017

"A theatrical cabinet of wonders. A wistful, cockeyed play that celebrates American dreamers. 4 STARS" - David Cote, TimeOut NY

"Bound and threaded by a belief in creativity and wonder; a wide-eyed pleasure in all that we don't know, and then bamboozle ourselves trying to invent." - Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast

"Sparks fly! A gentle meditation on dreams and disappointment, but electricity crackles throughout." - Zachary Stewart, Theatermania

Behold The Spectatorium: an audacious, visionary 12,000-seat theater designed for the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Steele MacKaye, the now-forgotten theatrical impresario around whom this haunted, 40-year love story spins. The Light Years is an epic, intimate tale of two families struggling to meet their future, and a spectacular tribute to man's indomitable spirit of invention.

The Light Years was developed in part at the 2011 and 2012 Sundance Institute Theatre Labs and at New York Stage and Film and is supported by a grants from The Greenwall Foundation and Jerome Foundation.

WRITTEN BY HANNAH BOS AND PAUL THUREEN 
DIRECTED AND DEVELOPED BY OLIVER BUTLER

FEATURING: KEN BARNETT, AYA CASH, BRIAN LEE HUYNH, ERIK LOCHTEFELD, ROCCO SISTO, GRAYDON PETER YOSOWITZ

SET DESIGN BY LAURA JELLINEK
LIGHTING DESIGN BY RUSSELL CHAMPA
COSTUME DESIGN BY MICHAEL KRASS 
COMPOSITION BY DANIEL KLUGER
SOUND DESIGN BY LEE KINNEY

PSM: RYAN GOHSMAN

ASM: ASHLEY-ROSE GALLIGAN